[Humanist] 23.195 review of the Kindle
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 195.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:05:36 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: Kindle reviewed
Some here will be interested in the review of the e-book reader Kindle
in The New Yorker for 3 August 2009, Nicholson Baker's "Annals of
Reading: A New Page. Can the Kindle really improve on the book?" (pp.
24-30). He finds problems that in time, perhaps in subsequent versions
of the Kindle, will be solved. For e-book reading he prefers the iPod
Touch or iPhone. But in the end, late one evening, the prose he is
reading on his Kindle, The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, finally
takes over and he forgets all about the device, with all its faults,
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
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